Tai Chi for Sciatica and Hip Health
$47.00 1 Sections 1 Lessons

How can you use movement to reduce the pain and suffering from sciatica?


This one hour video course brings you easy and effective movements from Tai Chi practice to support you if you are suffering from sciatica and sciatic nerve pain. With regular practice, you can move towards wellness and to less sciatica-related pain. 

A devoted martial artist, Brad has used the movements he offers to rid himself of sciatica pain. 

 

Why this works


We move in habitual ways.  We sit for long periods of time.  The way we move creates an unbalanced way of moving - we use some muscles more than others.  If we exercise, we focus on getting stronger and we carry our muscular habit bias into how we exercise.  We are stronger and we can suffer from pain, numbness or tingling related to irritation of our sciatica nerve. 

These imbalances of how we use ourselves can create the conditions to pinch our sciatica nerve.  We become accustomed to postures that impose pressure on our vertebral discs that can create a  break in the cartilaginous ring, allowing the inner jelly to leak out.  Imbalanced movement habits can exert ongoing pressure on the bones of our spine, leading to the creation of more bone in the shape of a bony spur.

The good news is that you can reverse the conditions that lead to sciatica pain through these simple exercises. 

Brad leads you through a curated series of gentle movement exercises designed to bring you back into balance, activating and strengthening under-used muscles.  These movements guide you to open and free tight areas around your hips, low back and legs.  

Practicing these exercises regularly will help you reduce the overall muscle tension in your legs, hips and back which reverses the conditions that pinch your sciatica nerve. 

 

More about Brad:

Learn more about Brad and his philosophy of wellness through movement 

https://www.peaceandpower.ca/categories/about-brad

Stillness and Openness Retreat
$147.00 5 Sections 8 Lessons

In this recorded 8-part retreat, you will be guided through practices to learn the internal technologies to cultivate spaciousness and openness in your physical body and your energetic body. 

You will learn how using these internal technologies can support you to still your thinking mind and connect your awareness with your body, your environment and with the deep silence of Presence that is always available to us.

Each session is focused on a particular theme including:

  • Session 1: Dealing with the Space Between Things
  • Session 2: Overthinking and our Chronically Inflamed Brain
  • Session 3: Gateway is found in silence and stillness
  • Session 4: Cultivating spaciousness in your body
  • Session 5: Choosing to be on a practice path
  • Session 6: Opening up Space Within 
  • Session 7: Center Contraction and Expansion
  • Session 8: The Battle of Polarities
Better Fitness through Tai Chi
$47.00 1 Sections 1 Lessons

In this 90 minute course, Brad Schultz, a lifelong internal martial artist and Tai Chi teacher, guides you through a comprehensive series of gentle movements to cultivate your mobility, strength and balance.  

Tai Chi is a deceptively simple and effective way to build more strength, better balance and a easy, fluid way of moving.  Studies show that a regular practice yields many health benefits from lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and increasing stamina.

In this course, Brad has curated a selection of movements used to train Tai Chi and Chi Gong martial artists to make them available to anyone seeking to become less sedentary and more better - at every age. 

Stress Neck
$87.00 2 Sections 4 Lessons

Learn how to release stress and tension in your neck.  For good.

In this series I will help you identify physical, emotional, and mental habits that lead to a stiff, sore neck.  We explore how mobility and stability co-exist in your neck and how to use your skeleton to provide stability, so your muscles are freed up to move freely.    

As we explore novel movements together, you will also learn more about the habits that create tension and how our protective habits create stiff necks.   We use awareness of your movement and the sensory waking up of “dead zones” in your body to release stress-related habits and learn posture and movement habits that free your neck.

This course is designed for people who suffer from tight necks made tighter by stressful thoughts and feelings.

This series is created by Cheryl based on a tailored selection of Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement lessons and her personal study on the neuromuscular basis for neck tension.  

Cheryl is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Integral Master Coach (tm) and Being in Movement practitioner.  Cheryl has followed her curiosity to become a somatic coach over the past 12 years exploring ways to embrace the complexity of being human in an embodied form.  


To learn more about Cheryl: https://www.peaceandpower.ca/categories/about-cheryl